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  • One-to-one
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Subjects taught
  • School English
  • Reading
  • Creative writing
  • Literacy
  • Oral expression
  • Essay Writing
Levels
  • All Levels

Lawyer available to teach English reading, writing online or in person in Canberra region; CELTA qualified

Methodology

Teaching is a balance of interactive activities with written and oral tasks, discussion times and quiet times. Interpersonal engagement is central to each lesson supplemented by online forums, hard and soft documents which are incorporated into each lesson. Online teaching via ZOOM for example is conducted one-on-one or in a group setting where peer discussions and reviews are central to learning. Activities are focussed on current curriculum and school texts.

Background

I am a qualified solicitor educated at UNSW with over 30 years experience working with adults and young people. I have been a private tutor for many years in Sydney and Queanbeyan teaching infant, primary and high school English. I am also a Cambridge University graduate in teaching English to non-English speaking adults.

Rates

Travel Fee : $5
Rate for online lessons : $20/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : $130
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : $250

Details

Senior High School may incur higher fees.
A 24 hour cancellation fee may apply, subject to particular circumstances.
Travel beyond 20 kms may incur a higher travel rate.

Lesson formats available..
One-to-one
Lessons can be held..
at their place
at your place
Subjects taught
  • School English
  • Reading
  • Creative writing
  • Literacy
  • Oral expression
  • Essay Writing
Levels
  • All Levels

Karen's CV


KAREN SYMONDS
Burra NSW
AUSTRALIA
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QUALIFICATIONS

Dec 2020 Cambridge CELTA; IH Sydney
Cert IV TESOL; IH Sydney (due to be completed within 1 month)

May 1990 LL.B.
University of New South Wales

May 1990 BSc (Theoretical Mathematics)
University of New South Wales


EMPLOYMENT

July 2017- Dec 2019 Senior Solicitor (Personal Injury, Medical Negligence and Workers compensation), litigation, drafting Court documents, mentoring and training junior legal and administrative staff

May 2015- July 2017 Office Manager (Parmalat Australia) managing staff, business and customer liaison and promotions, drafting office protocols

Nov 2010- Apr 2015 Legal Counsel / Consultant (Legalcost) assessing solicitor files to ensure compliance with regulations and allowable billings under relevant State and national legislation

1995 – 2012 Principal and Manager (G. Hughes & Associates (Legal Consultants) employing, training and managing staff, business marketing, briefing technical experts including medical, pharmaceutical and manufacturing

1993-1995 Solicitor (Cashman & Partners, Sydney) pharmaceutical product liability, class action litigation


RELATED EXPERIENCE

CELTA teaching Adult Upper Intermediate – 3 hours
Adult Pre-intermediate – 3 hours

Tutoring Private tutoring of dozens of University students in Maths, Chemistry, English literature, Legal Studies and History from 1982 – 2019

Volunteering Global Volunteer Network, The Smith Family, Greenpeace

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OTHER INFORMATION

IT Skills Microsoft Office Suite, PowerPoint, MYOB, Excel, LEAP

Languages Limited working proficiency French


REFERENCES

Yanina Leigh CELTA Tutor and Director (concealed information)
of Studies IH Australia

Peter Hohnen Solicitor (concealed information)

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